Crusoe's Beach

Enjoy a day in a world all your own on Crusoe's Beach, a secluded haven on the Navy Island Beaches off Jamaica. Here no one will bother you as you take over your own private beach and take in the serene effects of relaxing in ultimate isolation on this beautiful Caribbean beach.

Positioned along the western outskirts of Port Antonio, Crusoe's Beach is on the East coast of Jamaica. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Although travel usually involves making dozens of little decisions, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. Jamaica is full of fun options, like Crusoe's Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Crusoe's Beach is accessible only by boat.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crusoe's Beach features white sand and bright aquamarine waters, with thick greenery lining the edge of the beach.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. At Crusoe's Beach, you are the only human present most of the time. The extreme isolation of the beach make it a prime spot for gaining a complete sun tan or just enjoying Jamaica's wonderful exclusion.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Crusoe's Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Jamaica's East coast. It's located near Port Antonio Craft Market, which is seen one and an eighth miles to the southeast, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Jamaica, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One attraction of this sort is Christ Church, which is not a great distance from the shore, and is accessible in a taxi or on foot.

If you want to see as many of Jamaica's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Crusoe's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Port Antonio Craft Market Shopping Center 1.1 mi. SE Jamaica
Christ Church Historical Site 1.3 mi. SE Jamaica
Folly Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. E Jamaica
Folly Ruins Historical Site 1.7 mi. E Jamaica

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Port Antonio, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Crusoe's Beach, Port Antonio isn't far off, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though beach-goers generally won't find very many places to stay in the area, those accommodations closest to Crusoe's Beach can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Crusoe's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
San San Tropez 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Mango Ridge Guest Cottages 1.4 mi. SE Cottages
Rio Vista Resort Villas 1.4 mi. SE Villa complex
Hotel Tim Bamboo 1.7 mi. ESE Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is San San Tropez. The restaurant serves both International and Italian dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their pizza and seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Crusoe's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
San San Tropez (876) 993-7213 International, Italian Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
Marybelle's Pub on the Pier (876) 413-9731 Jamaican Very Casual 1.0 mi. ESE
Yosch Restaurant (876) 993-3053 International Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Wi Yard Anna Banana's (876) 542-1497 Caribbean Informal 1.8 mi. ESE
Belinda's -- Jamaican Very Casual -- --
The Veranda (876) 633-7100 International Fine Dining 2.8 mi. E
Bushbar (876) 993-7000 Jamaican Informal 4.0 mi. E
Mille Fleurs (876) 993-7267 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 5.0 mi. E

Other Beaches

Jamaica has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the exciting vibe at Crusoe's Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider heading to Navy Island, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located less than a mile to the east. Navy Island's beaches, a short boat ride away from Port Antonio, are closed to the public temporarily. Yet, this beach is a great haven for visitors who wish the remain somewhat secluded yet have convenient amenities at hand for added comfort. The boat shuttle runs all night and day, beautiful beaches and prime snorkeling line the shores, and a few restaurants and hotels are available for guests of the island. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Blue Lagoon is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located only a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Errol Flynn Marina Beach, which is located a mile to the east-southeast.

Maybe Crusoe's Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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